"For me, the Ballpark opening was like a dream turned reality. The Ballpark is the perfect facility to work on every aspect of my game, especially hitting. I couldn't tell you how many hours I have spent here hitting in the cages, and without the Ballpark I'm not sure where I would be. They have the most accommodating and friendly staff out there."
Saint Viator / University of Oklahoma
"The Ballpark is one of the most well rounded baseball training centers in Chicago. I knew Ron Cacini when he ran his own facility in Des Plaines, and it is amazing to see how he has helped expand and develop this new facility. There is so much more to offer at The Ballpark: strength and conditioning programs, visual training, instructors who have real pro baseball experience, and brand new batting machines. I have really taken advantage of The Ballpark over the last couple years by doing visual training with Mike Victorn and using the "hack attack" batting machines. It has given me a great opportunity to develop and improve as a ballplayer during my off seasons. It truly is the place to be if you want to get to the next level in baseball or softball."
Adam Rosales- Texas Rangers INF
“I was lucky to have an experienced infield coach, who could teach us hands-on drills while I was at DePaul. I’ve always enjoyed working with coaches that played baseball or softball at the highest level, like Ron. There are so many finer points of the game that you can pick up on when you get the opportunity to work closely with someone who truly loves the sport, and was a great athlete too.”
Yvette Healy- DePaul All-American/Head Softball Coach University Wisconsin (Big Ten Champions 2013)
“The Ballpark really helped me reach a new level of my game. Coming into the fall when I found the Ballpark I was not really getting a lot of notice from colleges. My dream has always been to play division one baseball and see what happens from there. Many scouts saw me pitch in the summer and turned the other way and said that i did not throw hard enough yet. That kind of gave me a chip on my shoulder and made me want to work even harder. When I found the Ballpark I found a place I could go every day of the off season and really fine tune my craft. I used the pitching tunnels to work on pinpointing my pitches and also for long toss I threw hard into the back nets to try to add a few MPH to my fastball. Come spring season time I felt like I was in mid-season condition my fastball was running up in the upper 80's and I had gotten an offer from Bradley earlier that summer. The work I put in at the ballpark really helped me reach a new level of my game and it could help any ballplayer trying to reach that level as well.”
Matt Dennis- Bradley University Pitcher
Dave Snyder- New Trier Assistant Coach/14u Trevians Softball Head Coach
“I love going to The Ballpark in MP. Your facility is a great place to hit, you and your staff are always there to help me out in any way you can, facility attendants helping me pick up a cage or you coaching me up when you see something inefficient with my swing! Definitely a difference maker in my decision to sign up as member!”
Ben Samborn- GBS High School/17U Blaze
“I wanted to thank you for all that the Ballpark has done so far to make the patriots experience this winter wonderful. The defensive specialists have done GREAT with the girls on the days we have them and the staff at the Ballpark has been wonderful in helping us get set up and open and close tunnels during our training time and making sure we have everything we need from balls, to pitching mats etc. during training. SO THANK YOU for all of that as well. My husband and I have been to a lot of training facilities over the years with my daughter with lessons and what not and we have never received the customer service and experience like we have at the Ballpark. There is no match; the Ballpark will stay not only in our families future but in the patriots future as well.”
Margaret Keefe- Coach of The Patriots 12U Softball Team
"The Ballpark is truly an exceptional place to work out. With respect to service organizations, I seek out places that are committed to excellence. From the time you walk in the door, it is clear what the Ballpark is all about — Top tier customer service and expert instruction for kids in a positive environment. The Arlington Cardinals workout at BP exactly for that reason."